Film and TV Briefing: Friday 01 July 2022

July 1, 2022
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Welcome to this week’s round-up of news, commentary and industry announcements that you may have missed from the past week.

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In the news

Pact to challenge the BBC's proposed ban on secondary sales to certain SVOD platforms during the BBC licence period (Pact)

BFI publishes its Skills Review for film and high-end TV industry (BFI)

Idris Elba in talks to be part of a $1.2 billion bid to buy Channel 4 (Variety)

Next Bond film unlikely to shoot for “at least two years” but it will ‘reinvent’ the franchise (The Guardian)

Productions try to reduce costs amid inflationary pressures (The Hollywood Reporter)

BritBox International wants to be the home of “open-ended, returning dramas” (Broadcast)

BFI announces new film festival focusing on the art of film and film projection (BFI)

New report shows the film and TV industry contributed almost £568m to Scotland's economy in 2019 (BBC)

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ passes $1bn mark in global box office receipts (The Guardian)

New research finds gap in careers advice serves as a block for new entrants to screen industries (BFI)

ScreenSkills releases forecast of training needed in UK film and high-end TV production (ScreenSkills)

Australia’s broadcasting watchdog calls for change to TV rules as viewers switch to streaming (The Guardian)

200+ exhibitors announced as attending MIPCom 2022 (Variety)

Cameron Diaz to come out of acting retirement to co-star in new film with Jamie Foxx (BBC)


Features and commentary

As France and Italy enforce exclusive theatrical windows, studios consider whether it is worth bypassing them in favour of streaming revenue (The Hollywood Reporter)

New survey finds 31% of US members would keep Netflix over other SVOD platforms if they could only use one platform (Variety) 

NBCUniversal’s tips on how to improve philanthropy in the workplace (The Hollywood Reporter)


Industry announcements

Iceland increases production incentive by 10% to 35% (Pact)

Israel introduces new film and TV tax rebate said to be worth $13m over two years (Variety)

Latest recipients of the UK Global Screen Fund awards (BFI)



BAFTA Albert launches new tool to support more climate content on screen (BAFTA)

WGGB issues advice for members on Covid-19 (Writers' Guild of Great Britain)


Legal updates

Bonnet de douche! Del Boy is a copyright work

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